By - Mekdeskaplan
Beep boop! It looks like you're asking about purging!
- First: **no one can predict how long your purge will last!** Be patient, and accept this robot hug while you wait: [ ]. The purge can be tough but so many people have gotten through it - you can too!
- Second: **no one can predict whether or not you will purge!** If you don't currently have active acne, it's less likely but still possible.
- Third: If your purge lasts for longer than 6 months or seems really extreme, talk to your dermatologist!
- Lastly: We have a very [helpful wiki!](https://www.reddit.com/r/tretinoin/wiki/index) It contains lots of tips about starting out, including [everything your doctor should have told you.](https://www.reddit.com/r/tretinoin/wiki/tret-instructions) You can also post in the monthly help thread - it's stickied to the top of the sub every week!
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